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BC: The face that turned men to stone.

FC: Medusa

1: Medusa Brianna Braddy May 10 2011 English Honors

3: Medusa was the daughter of Phorkys and Keto, they had three daughters. Medusa, Sethinno, and Euryale. They were all called the Gorgons, but Medusa was the only mortal. They were called this because they were so beautiful and “Gorgons” stands for all female beauty and sexual parts of the woman. Medusa lived far north with all of her beautiful family, they lived so far north that the sun didn’t shine where they lived.

4: The fierce, hideous creature Medusa wasn't always ugly. One day she decided she wanted to see the sun. To do so she would have to go south, Medusa asked Athena (the goddess of wisdom) if she could do this. Athena said no and Medusa swore it was because she was jealous of her beauty, this made Athena very angry. Athena punished her by turning her hair to snakes and cursing her, making her so ugly that anyone who looked into her eyes turned to stone.

5: It is said that when Medusa was beheaded two children came out. Pegusus, the winged horse and Chrysaor the hero of the golden sword. | Medusa was considered unmarried but she did have a love interest, Poseidon, who may be one of the reasons Medusa was cursed by Athena.

6: Perseus, with Athena's help, separated Medusa's head from her body, allowing her children to be born. | Poseidon was the father of Medusa's children.

7: Medusa was considered the Queen of the Gorgons.

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